Cheung Chau Wave Art Festival 2017

life by water


This 1-3 December 2017 we will host an arts festival under the title life by water. 


Life by water opens a world of possibilities. Cheung Chau an island of mythologies and inherently bound to the ocean that surrounds it, we invite reflections on water and island ecology. All residents and visitors are connected by the journey by boat even to simply put foot on the island. Suburbia, fishing village, tourist town, Hong Kong nostalgia spot; whatever your perspective is, Cheung Chau is a place with no cars, a pirate cave, hidden karaoke bars, triads and lion dancing clubs, towers of buns built for climbing, fishing boats and sampans and without doubt a microcosm of something.


Ticket price:

CC Residents: $80
Non CC Residents: $160
Students: $50
18 and under: FREE
65+: FREE

Online tickets: Pelago - press on "BUY TICKET HERE"

Buy tickets on the door [only cash]: 
Friday: Fisherman School from 6pm to 10pm
Saturday + Sunday: Nepal House 11am to 6pm



Ioku Ero Nikaido Photo credit: Killie Burton

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Cheung Chau Wave includes exhibitions, live performances, workshops in dance, yoga and Chantoneasy, an Eco boat tour around the island, a historical Boundary Stone walking tour and much more!

FRIDAY @ Fisherman School

18.00 - 19.00 Opening ceremony
Live performance: Cheung Chau children, Tai Chi performance, Violin concert and Thai dance. 19.00 - 21.00 Film Screening curated by Jimmy Choi Kam Cheun

19.30 - 20.00 Installation/Performance "Cruel Luxuries [beta]" by Elizabeth Briel

20.00 - 20.30 Site-specific dance by Christine He, greenmay Tong, Christina Jensen, Paul Yip

21.00 - 22.00 Performance by Le Groupe Electrogene Fanfare Club


05.00 - 5.30: Performance by greenmay Tong and Au Tze Long @ Tung Wan Beach

11.00: All exhibitions/sites open all over island

11.00 - 12.00: Family Yoga class with Tina Borges @ Fisherman School

14.00 - 14.30 Performance of "Cruel Luxuries [beta]" by Elizabeth Briel @ Kwun Yam Wan Beach

14.30 - 15.30 Chantoneasy workshop @ Fisherman School

14.30 - 15.30: Bethofien piano recital @ Fisherman School

15.00 - 15.45: Cheung Chau (Wushu) Tai Chi Association @Cheung Chau Main Square

16.00 - 17.00 Adult Yoga class with Tina Borges @ Fisherman School

16.00 - 17.00 John Poole Concert @ John's House Peak Road

18.00: All exhibitions/sites close except Fisherman School

18.00 - 22.00 Film Screening curated by Jimmy Choi Kam Cheun @ Fisherman School

18.30 - 20.30 Live Poetry/music Jam @ Windsurf Bar

22.00 - 01.00 Pomegranate Sounds @ Fisherman School + budoy 


9.30 - 13.00 Hans' Boundary Stone Tour @ Entrance to Fisherman School 11.00: All exhibitions/sites open

11.00 - 12.00: Kids Dance class with Tiff Chan @ Fisherman School

13.45 - 14.15 Monique Yim performance @ Fisherman School

14.00 - 16.00 Eco Tour @ Floatudio + Chantoneasy + Anna Lee

14.30 - 15.15 Fleurs du Mal & Friends Classical Concert @ Fisherman School

17.00: FEAST starts @ Outside Fisherman School

17. 15 - 18.00 Fleurs de Mal "Dolce Pazzia" Concert @ Tung Wan Beach

18.00: All exhibitions/sites close except Fisherman School

18.00 - 20.30 Cheung Chau Open Mic @ outside Fisherman School

20.30 - 20.40 Belly Dance Performance @ outside Fisherman School

20.40 - 21.10 Cheung Chau Open Mic @ outside Fisherman School

21.10 - 21.20 Belly Dance Performance @ outside Fisherman School

21.20 - 22.00 Cheung Chau Open Mic @ outside Fisherman School 

*Please note there may still be some minor changes to the schedule


Cheung Chau Wave Film Screening

Cheung Chau Fisheries Joint Association Public School (with Q & A) 

Curated by Jimmy Choi Kam Chuen 蔡甘銓 

Open air Screenings: 

Programme 1.  (Friday 1-Dec 19.00 PM): 

“Selections from Cheung Chau Diary” 長洲誌精選

(Visible Record 2013 and 2014, 2017) curated by Lam Wai Hung. 


Programme 2. (Saturday 2-Dec 18.00): 

Ballad on the Shore (Ma Chi Hang 2017) 


Programme 3. (Saturday 2-Dec 20:30)  “Life by Water” (A collection of short videos): 

Island lives from the air (6min confirmed) 

The Life and Times of Ho Chung Village (Hong Kong Film Award Best New Director Tsang Tsui 

Shan 2009 [14 min]) 

Ghost of Asia (Cannes Palme d’Or Awardee Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Christelle Lheureux 2005 [9min 15 sec]) 

Tranquil (Makino Takashi 2007 [19 min]) *Courtesy the artist and Empty Gallery

The Waves (Christina Jensen 2011 [27 min]) 




►►△ (Tree-Angles)
Anna Lee
Apichatpong Weerasethakul & 
Christelle Lheureux
Arild Våge Berge
HK Belly Princess Dance Academy
Bel Hau
Benny Cheng
Buddhist Wai Yan Memorial School
Camille Levert
CCC Cheung Chau Kam Kong Primary School
CC Chinese Chamber of Commerce Calligraphy
Chantoneasy & Floatudio & Lisa Cheng
Chau Yi Lin 周綺蓮
Cheng Shing 鄭勝
Cheung Chau Open Mic
Cheung Chau Sacred Heart School
Cheung Chau (Wushu) Tai Chi Association
Cheung Shi Man 張仕文
Christina Jensen
Christine He
Elizabeth Briel
Evan Binkley
Finn Williamson
First Person Theatre
Fleurs Du Mal
Foo Sai Heng 傅世亨
Gary Ng
Graeme Morris & Mary Jane Alejo
greenmay Tong & Tze Long
Hans Wergin
Hong Brenda 康雁屏
HonyTonk James
James Wolfe
Jimmy Choi Kam Chuen 蔡甘銓
Jin Heng & Nongmi G
John Poole
Lam Wan Chuen 林運轉
Lau Wai Kuen 劉偉權
Lau Yan Tsun 劉仁駿
Lee Chun Fai 李振輝
Lee Hin Kee 李衍基
Lee Kwun Leung Vincent 李冠良
Le Group Electrogene Fanfare Club
Liu Chui Yuk 廖翠玉
Living Cheung Chau
Ma Chi Hang 馬智恆
Mariam Wallentin & Ylva Henrikson
Martin Williams
Master Suki Tao
Michael Wolf
Mike Harley
Monique Yim 嚴穎嘉
Nelly Rwezaura
Nelson Hiu
Nick Florent
Olivia Lala
Origami Collective
Paul Yip @IZEN
Peel Street Poets
Pomegranate Sounds
Preston Hartwick
Pui Man Cheung
Robert O’Brien 白禮仁
Roz Keep
Sam Mu 三木
Shoko Hino
Steph Carter
Stuart Allen
Takashi Makino
Thai Women's Association of Hong Kong
Tiff Chan
Tina Borges
To Po Chun 杜寶珍
Tsang Tsui Shan 曾翠珊
Tugo Cheng
Visible Records
Wai Kit Lam
Wong Po Ki Terry 黃寶基
Wong Pui Chuen 黃沛旋
Wong Pui Kong 黃配江
Wong Siu Kuen 黃少娟
Yeung Cheung Ming 楊長明
Yoshino Takahiko
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